afflictive

afflictive

[uh-flik-tiv]
adjective
characterized by or causing pain, distress, or grief; distressing.

Origin:
1605–15; afflict + -ive

afflictively, adverb
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afflict (əˈflɪkt)
 
vb
(tr) to cause suffering or unhappiness to; distress greatly
 
[C14: from Latin afflictus, past participle of afflīgere to knock against, from flīgere to knock, to strike]
 
af'flictive
 
adj

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